I still have an unconquerable video game backlog, even if it doesn’t control my life anymore. I can’t keep up with the blurring pace of game releases now, and the last thing I should be thinking about is having more games to play. There is just something special about the yearly E3 event that always sparks my gamer imagination. I have fond childhood memories of drooling over the E3 Special Editions of the dearly departed Nintendo Power magazine. I also remember young adult me planning my schedule around tuning into the big conferences so I could score useless website emblems on GameSpot.com, way back when they still had those.
The crowded event would be hell on my introverted social battery, but it’s on my bucket list to physically attend the grand Electronic Entertainment Expo someday. The thrill of seeing all the fancy new games outweighs my natural desire to flee as far away from crowds as possible. Plus the elaborate costumes that people put together would be so amazing to see in person. I’ve never been into cosplaying (or makeup/dressing up in general), but I have an idea for one of Lightning cosplaying as Thor that would be so fun to try there! All I need is a pink wig and a Thor helmet. I really think it could work… Really!
The merry E3 season always gives me beautiful daydreams about what games might make an appearance. This year is no different so I thought I’d share some games I would love to see get made, despite the reality that there is a 0% chance of them actually happening.
Donkey Kong Racing
Both kart racers are fun, but I vastly preferred Diddy Kong Racing over Mario Kart 64. Taking place on a beautiful island overworld, it had a giant evil space pig, colouful balloon collectibles, quirky original racer characters, David Wise music, and dinosaurs! Sorry, Mario… You just can’t compete with that. Any kind of sequel to the masterpiece would be a childhood dream come true. The sad part is that Donkey Kong Racing was actually suppose to happen. If you don’t believe me, take a look at the back of my original GameCube box:
The game must have been caught in the rift that was torn across the gaming world when Rare and Nintendo parted ways. There must be a way to save it. Please!
Grand Theft Auto VI
The Grand Theft Auto games have always been a guilty pleasure of mine. It’s just fun to be the violent criminal in a game for once, and also to have the freedom to unleash as much carnage as I want. I also like the series for its satirical jabs on our society, the level of detail in everything from billboards to radio stations, and its overall incredibly dark sense of humor. I’m sure the next big title is under construction as I type this. I really want Rockstar to increase their misogynist troll defenses and create a crazed female protagonist for the series. I’m a female gamer who is all for equality (not superiority). Women can be just as violent, angry, immoral, and dangerous as any man can be.
A New Jak and Daxter Game
Jak and his sarcastic furry sidekick are a big reason why I love my PlayStaion 2 so much. Jak II is easily on my top 10 favourite games ever list. That platforming was smooth, shooting things was fun, the JET-board was just plain awesome, and it borrowed free-roaming elements from the GTA series. I think a new Jak title would do well in this gaming generation. I really wish Naughty Dog would make it happen.
Beyond Good and Evil 2
Ubisoft, come on! You can’t end masterpiece game on a cliffhanger, promise a sequel for it, keep teasing everyone with its existence, and then NOT finish it. Seriously, Jade’s story deserves a proper conclusion. Why aren’t you telling us anything?!
Metroid Prime 4
First-person Samus is my favourite Samus, though I still enjoy the side-scrolling Metroid action. I’ll always remember that feeling of awe I got the first time I looked through her visor on Tallon IV. It felt like I was right there helping her fix that Phazon poisoned planet. My first encounter with a Metroid in this view also terrified me beyond words. The whole trilogy turned out amazing, and there’s no doubt in my mind a fourth title could capture that same magic feeling for me.
Final Fantasy XIII-4
Square Enix wrapped up Lightning’s legendary trilogy pretty tightly, but I would definitely be on cloud nine if a prequel title was created. Unfortunately, they cut most of Lightning’s backstory from the original game. It would be very interesting to see Sergeant Farron’s military days as a Guardian Corps soldier, before all the crazy L’cie business, endless battling at the end of time, and savior related shenanigans started taking over her life. They could also explore more about how Cocoon’s dystopian society operated under fal’Cie control. Even a CGI movie like this would be awesome! I’ll just keep on dreaming (while dodging pitchforks).
There can NEVER be too many Amiibo, and I expect this E3 will have at least one new announcement. I wish more third party developers would jump aboard the Amiibo hype train. I want to squeal with delight when I think about the possibility of Final Fantasy or Resident Evil Amiibo lines ever happening.
How about you, internet? I’d be interested in reading any E3 thoughts or other gaming pipe dreams.
Wannabe Writer’s Notes:
– I spent a shameful amount of time gawking at my arm in the bathroom mirror today (again). I’ll just say more details were added to my Lightning tattoo yesterday. It was suppose to be finished yesterday too, but the amazing artist wanted more time to add even more awesome stuff to it! Now it will be finished on July 14th (the suspense is killing me). I’m not sharing it until then. 🙂